The 12 Best Wrinkle-resistant Clothing Pieces for Travel in 2022

We love the Naha Joggers from Bluffworks for their versatility.

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Best Wrinkle Resistant Clothing Pieces for Travel

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When traveling, one of the biggest inconveniences is arriving at your destination and discovering your clothes became crumpled while in transit. Instead of immediately enjoying your vacation, you now have to iron or steam your clothes first. Luckily, there are lots of wrinkle-resistant options out there that will help you skip this unpleasant step.

We researched the best crease-resistant clothing and our top pick is the Naha Jogger by Bluffworks. Not only are these pants made of stretchy, stain-repellent fabric, there are eight pockets for travel essentials, too. But, no matter your style, we've got something for you from dresses to jackets. 

Here’s our list of wrinkle-free clothing items to make your next trip a breeze:

Best Pants: Bluffworks Naha Jogger

Bluffworks Naha Jogger

Bluffworks

Why We Love It: Eight pockets and a drawstring waistband give you space and comfort. 

What to Consider: This style only comes in navy.

Dress them up with a blazer, or down with a hoodie and sneakers for a long plane ride. Any way you style them, joggers are great for traveling. This pair from Bluffworks has a drawstring waistband that allows you to loosen or tighten the joggers to your liking, and a comfortable stretch thanks to their polyester and spandex blend. In addition to water-and-stain-repellent properties, the joggers are wrinkle resistant and include a stylish half-cuffed ankle. Eight pockets – which include a set of low-profile cargo pockets and an internal phone pocket – make carrying your belongings easy.

Price at time of publish: $98

Sizes: XS-XL in standard and petite | Material: Polyester, spandex | Care Instructions: Machine wash cold, dry on low heat or hang dry

Best Shorts: Eddie Bauer Willit Stretch Legend Wash Shorts

Eddie Bauer Willit Stretch Legend Wash Shorts

Eddie Bauer

Why We Love It: There are many colors and prints to choose from, and sizing ranges from 0-24.

What to Consider: The pockets are shallow.

With numerous sizes available in regular, tall, plus, and petite, it’s easier than ever to find the perfect fit for your body. These shorts come in loads of different colors and prints, so you can mix and match different travel outfits for a longer trip. While cotton isn’t known to provide much give, the touch of Lycra in the material gives the shorts a comfortable bit of stretch and wrinkle resistance. Two front pockets and two back pockets offer up space for keys, cards, and other small items, and the mid-rise style gives the shorts a classic look. 

Price at time of publish: $45

Sizes: 0-24W in regular, petite, tall, and plus | Material: Cotton, lycra | Care Instructions: Machine wash, tumble dry

Best Skirt: Popana Women’s Maxi Skirt

Popana Women’s Maxi Skirt

Amazon

Why We Love It: It comes in 24 colors and prints, and a wide range of sizes. 

What to Consider: The material is thin, and may seem more sheer in bright sunlight.

Maxi skirts are great for travel because they’re fashionable, yet modest enough to wear in situations when you need to have your legs covered. This one from Popana comes in lots of colors and prints – from bold tie-dye to basic black. Wear it in the summer with a tank top or in the fall with a sweater and sneakers – it’s versatile enough for any season. The solid-colored skirts are made from rayon and spandex, and the printed skirts are made with polyester and spandex, but both are great options for stretch, comfort, and no wrinkles. 

Price at time of publish: $40

Sizes: 0-22 | Material: Rayon, spandex, polyester | Care Instructions: Machine wash cold, hang dry

Best Short Dress: Lululemon Softstreme Back In Action Dress

Lululemon Softstreme Back In Action Dress

Lululemon

Why We Love It: The loose fit and stretchy fabric make this dress a must for travelers. 

What to Consider: It is only available in black.

Designed to wear post-workout, this dress from Lululemon also works great for travel as it’s made from quick-drying fabric with a loose, comfortable design. The brand’s Softstreme material keeps wrinkles away and has a cooling component ideal for warmer climates. The four-way stretch is an added perk, and the high neck gives the dress an elevated look so you can wear it to a nice dinner with a scarf and wedges, or dress it down with sneakers for a day of exploring. A kangaroo pocket with a hidden phone sleeve is another great travel feature, and a locker loop allows you to hang the dress anywhere when you’re tight on space.

Price at time of publish: $128

Sizes: 0-20 | Material: Polyester, elastane | Care Instructions: Machine wash cold, hang dry

Best Long Dress: Karina Cecelia Dress

Karina Cecelia Dress

Karina

Why We Love It: These dresses come in an impressive range of sizes from XXS to 4XL. 

What to Consider: Some Cecelia styles run smaller than others, so you’ll want to check the website before committing.

Karina’s Cecelia line of dresses comes in an array of colors and patterns, plus long-and-short-sleeved options. Wear one with heels for a perfect dinner look, or throw on a pair of sandals or ballet flats for a more casual, yet still stylish vibe. All of the Cecelia dresses are made from wrinkle-free fabric and come with pockets, a V-neck, and a princess-seam bodice with a flattering waistband that sits underneath the bustline. The dresses are made in the U.S. and are sized accordingly, but check the chart (and the reviews) to determine which will work best for you.

Price at time of publish: $128

Sizes: XS-4XL | Material: Polyester, spandex | Care Instructions: Machine wash

Best Jumpsuit: Anrabess Tank Jumpsuit

Anrabess Tank Jumpsuit

Amazon

Why We Love It: This jumpsuit is comfy and stylish. 

What to Consider: The material runs a bit thin.

Jumpsuits are an easy outfit to throw in your suitcase, and can be worn casually with sneakers for a day of sightseeing, or dressed up with heels for a more elegant look. This flight-attendant-loved jumpsuit from Anrabess comes in a variety of colors and prints, and is made with a blend of spandex to add stretch and comfort. Two pockets on the sides offer places for your phone, cards, keys, or important travel items. Adjust the drawstring waist if you want to make the jumpsuit tighter or looser, and add a necklace or two to accentuate the scoop neck. 

Price at time of publish: $25

Sizes: S-2XL | Material: Cotton, polyester, spandex | Care Instructions: Machine wash, hang dry

Best Blouse: Eddie Bauer Departure 2.0 Blouse

Eddie Bauer Departure 2.0 Blouse

Eddie Bauer

Why We Love It: The moisture-wicking fabric can keep you comfortable on hot days or during sweat-inducing activities.

What to Consider: This shirt isn’t well suited to taller frames.

A blouse is a great item to pack if you’re going to a nice meal or business meeting in your destination. This blouse from Eddie Bauer, made with polyester and spandex, fights wrinkles so you don’t have to worry about ironing upon arrival. The spandex factor also adds some stretch, and the brand’s “FreeDry” material is moisture wicking with UPF 50+ sun protection. Convertible sleeves allow you to wear the blouse at full length or three-quarters on the arms, and twin button-flap chest pockets give it a modern-yet-classic look. This shirt is available in six different colors. 

Price at time of publish: $75

Sizes: XS-2XL | Material: Polyester, spandex | Care Instructions: Machine wash, tumble dry low

Best Button-Down: Anatomie Alida Button Down Poplin Shirt

Anatomie Alida Button Down Poplin Shirt

Anatomie

Why We Love It: We love that this button-down is fitted and stylish. 

What to Consider: It doesn’t come in a wide range of sizes.

A classic button-down can elevate just about any outfit, and is great for traveling. This top from Anatomie has a slim fit to highlight your waist, and a collar that adds a touch of sophistication. Made from imported cotton and poplin, wrinkle-resistant fabric keeps the shirt fresh without an iron. This button-down has an extended length that hits slightly below the hip, and full-length sleeves with cuffs, too. 

Price at time of publish: $188

Sizes: XS-XL | Material: Cotton, poplin | Care Instructions: Not listed

Best Sweater: Fig Bou Tunic

Fig Bou Tunic

Fig

Why We Love It: We love how this oversized tunic is stylish and cozy. 

What to Consider: The sizing only goes up to extra-large.

Sweaters are great to have on hand for travel, especially if you’re taking a trip in fall or winter where early mornings and evenings tend to get chilly. This one from Fig isn’t super bulky, which will help you save sacred suitcase space. It’s also longer, hitting below the hips, which means you can comfortably pair it with leggings or workout pants. The fabric is wrinkle resistant and comes with UPF 50+ sun protection – plus it’s available in four colors. We love the two front pockets with invisible zippers, and the slit detail on the neckline that adds a bit of edge. 

Price at time of publish: $124

Sizes: XS-XL | Material: Rayon, nylon, spandex | Care Instructions: Machine wash cold, tumble dry low

Best Jacket: Free People Movement Pippa Pullover Jacket

Free People Movement Pippa Pullover Jacket

Zappos

Why We Love It: Technically a puffer, this jacket is still small enough to bring without compromising on suitcase space. 

What to Consider: It’s water resistant, but isn’t a true rain jacket.

Made of water-resistant nylon with a warm polyester filling, this quilted jacket is a solid choice to take for hiking, walking tours, and everything in between. It’s super packable without being bulky, and folds down into its own pocket. This jacket is pullover-style with a hooded, button-up neckline, and the funnel collar helps keep cold air out. A large, zippered front pocket plus twin side pockets are great for keeping your valuables secured. Wear it with jeans or leggings, and pack it for long road trips, plane rides, or anywhere you need to stay warm. This jacket is available in multiple colors including coral, cherry, black, and white. 

Price at time of publish: $198

Sizes: XS-XL | Material: Nylon, polyester | Care Instructions: Machine wash

Best Blazer: Boston Proper Beyond Travel Boyfriend Knit Blazer

Boston Proper Beyond Travel Boyfriend Knit Blazer

Boston Proper

Why We Love It: The tuxedo collar and mid-thigh length give this blazer a classic look. 

What to Consider: It doesn't work well on shorter frames.

If you’re traveling for business or have a nice dinner planned, a blazer is a must-have item on the road. This one from Boston Proper comes in seven different colors and hits about mid-thigh, giving it a sophisticated look for any occasion. It has a button closure to help accentuate your waist, a notched tuxedo collar, flap-waist pockets, and button cuffs. The blazer is made mostly from nylon with a touch of spandex, giving it a comfortable, wrinkle-free fit. Pair it with boyfriend jeans and a statement belt for a stylish travel outfit, or a nice pair of slacks for a business meeting. If you’re in between sizes, it’s advised to size down. 

Price at time of publish: $120

Sizes: 0-18 | Material: Nylon, spandex | Care Instructions: Machine wash

Best Scarf: Riiqiichy Scarf

Riiqiichy Scarf

Amazon

Why We Love It: The large size makes it a versatile pick for styling. 

What to Consider:  It’s not the warmest thing to substitute for a jacket on blustery winter days.

At 80 inches long and 28 inches wide, this scarf is a great size for keeping warm and adding a fun accessory to your outfit. You can use it as a shawl or wrap, and dress it up or down for any occasion. It comes in 12 colors, and the added fringe detail on the edges adds a bit of extra flair.

Price at time of publish: $26

Sizes: N/A | Material: Polyester | Care Instructions: Gentle cycle or hand wash, hang dry

Tips for Buying Wrinkle-resistant Clothing

Look for wrinkle-resistant materials 

There are lots of fabrics out there that are naturally more wrinkle resistant. Look for clothing made of wool and cashmere, or synthetic materials like nylon, spandex, and rayon to reduce time spent ironing or steaming.

Test run your items before travel 

Before heading out for your trip, do a test run with your wrinkle-resistant clothing. Fold up your garments for a night or two in a drawer, then take them out and make sure they’re not wrinkled.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • What is the best way to fold clothes to reduce wrinkles?

    One of the best ways to avoid wrinkled clothing is to use the rolling method. First, make sure there aren’t any creases in your clothing, especially along the seams. Then literally roll your clothes up and store them in your suitcase. This is also a space saver, but you’ll want to make sure you have the right-sized suitcase. A suitcase that’s too big allows clothes to shift around in transit, which causes them to unroll and become wrinkled. 

  • How do I get wrinkles out without an iron?

    We love using wrinkle-release sprays to help keep clothing wrinkle free while traveling. Just spray the garment, smooth it out with your hand, and let it sit for a bit and the wrinkles should come out. 

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For this article, Travel + Leisure contributor Amanda Ogle used research and her personal expertise as a travel writer to craft the perfect list of wrinkle-resistant clothing for your next adventure.

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